Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Monday said that President Donald Trump was “quietly” starting a war against Syrian without the approval of the United States Congress.
After an American American F/A-18 jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday, Russia warned that it would treat U.S. jets in Syrian airspace as “targets.”
In a tweet, Murphy pointed out that it was the fourth direct engagement Trump has taken in Syria in less than two months, and he accused the president of “starting a new war that Congress has not declared.”
Four direct engagements w Syria/Iran/Russia in 45 days. Trump is quietly starting a new war that Congress has not declared. Red alert. 🚨 https://t.co/D4MKPLXFTS
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 19, 2017